JÜRGEN Klopp was speaking to the press at Melwood today, ahead of Saturday’s clash with Hull City at Anfield.
It’s a game which shouldn’t feel as big as it does, in the context of a whole season, but many fans are seeing it as an opportunity for the Reds to show that they can beat the ‘lesser teams’ — having already torn our way through the bigger sides since Jürgen’s appointment.
Klopp On Keepers
One of the big talking points, ever since his first appearance against Derby on Tuesday night, is whether the charismatic Loris Karius will replace the much-maligned, and much more vanilla, Simon Mignolet.
Klopp spoke on the issue, saying: “It’s a decision when I do it, it doesn’t mean we will go like this for the next five years or something. It’s a decision at a very high level because I’m really happy with both of them. There’s nothing to say about this here but as always when I decide for the next game it’s a decision for one player and not against another player. You’ll have to wait and see.”
To be fair to Big Si the Mig, he hasn’t made a bad start. How could you refuse Big Loris, though?
“Liverpool Not A Selling Club”
After some daft figures — which can always be interpreted in different ways, anyway — were released about the Reds’ revenue from player sales, Klopp was questioned on his interpretation of those particular figures.
He said: “The successful teams don’t have to change a lot. There is no need for Liverpool to be a selling club. Nobody calls and says: ‘come on, sell, we need money’. It’s about finding the right squad. I’m not that busy usually in transfer windows but it was the situation.
“The squad was quite big and we needed to do a few things. We brought in the players we wanted. We don’t have to buy another six next year. We feel confident with this squad. Change is sometimes good, but not everybody was 100% happy in the last years with the big amount of money we earned. But it’s not important any more.”
It’s obvious that most consider the figures to be negative, but can’t we just be happy with the squad if Klopp is?
No B Teams
The newly re-branded ‘English Football League’ have today announced that there will be no B teams in the lower leagues, as discussions continue on their idea of a “Whole Game Solution” to transform the structure of English football.
While the decision would have no doubt benefited top tier clubs, in regards to bringing through young players, it would also harm the progress of clubs lower down the footballing ladder, which is why it was a bit of a shit idea really.
Hopefully, whatever happens is best for everybody and not just the fat cats. But you never know…
As I mentioned, our boss did speak to the press at Melwood today prior to Saturday’s visit of Hull City.
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Adam Smith has written his weekly column, and this week he’s talking about Hull on Saturday and how it will test the Reds’ credentials as title challengers. Read that here.
Heather Carroll has just got back from America, and she’s comparing engagement with women’s football over there to back here in the UK, which you can read here.
Finally, have a look at the brand new news section of our site to keep up with the latest Liverpool goings on.